About the Authors

Daisy Fancourt

Affiliations Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS, United Kingdom, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom, Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1–19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, United Kingdom

Rosie Perkins

Affiliations Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS, United Kingdom, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom

Sara Ascenso

Affiliation Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS, United Kingdom

Livia A. Carvalho

Affiliation Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1–19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, United Kingdom

Andrew Steptoe

Affiliation Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1–19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, United Kingdom

Aaron Williamon

aaron.williamon@rcm.ac.uk

Affiliations Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS, United Kingdom, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DF RP AW. Performed the experiments: DF RP SA. Analyzed the data: DF AW LAC AS. Wrote the paper: DF AW RP SA LAC AS.